Why a Home Inspection is a Must-do for Buyers - No house is perfect, but a home that has costly repair issues might be a property you should walk away from or at least a reason to negotiate with the seller to either make the repairs or lower the price to cover the cost of the repair. So, a home inspection really is a “must-do”… Read More »
What Are the Closing Costs for Buyers? - When buying a home, it’s important to know that there will be certain costs you must pay when you close on the property. This is when the real estate transaction is finalized and the transfer of title from the seller to the buyer occurs. When it comes to closing costs for buyers, there isn’t a… Read More »
$0 Down, Low Interest Mortgages - Just about everyone has heard about Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and VA mortgages. There is another federal government backed mortgage program that is little known but compares very favorably with these more popular ones. That’s the USDA Rural Development Mortgage Program. Don’t be put off by the “Rural” in its name. USDA mortgages can be… Read More »
Property Tax Rates - If you are looking for a new home, how much money you’ll have to spend on property taxes is probably one factor you are probably considering. Property taxes in New Hampshire are higher than many states to compensate for the lack of a sales or income tax. There is an easy way to check what… Read More »
Checking on School Systems - When looking for a new home, many people want to make sure that they will be moving to a community with good schools for their children. It’s difficult to check out a school system objectively; people often rely on hearsay. There are several websites designed to help you. One of the best is SchoolDigger.com. For… Read More »
Researching Your New City or Town - The Southern New Hampshire – Northern Massachusetts area is a great place to live. Because of its attractiveness, every year many people move here from other states. Others move from one town to another within the states. This article is for those who are thinking of moving and who want to know about the city… Read More »
The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority - The NH Housing Finance Authority is a great resource for New Hampshire residents who are considering the purchase of a home, especially first-time home buyers. The organization was established 30+ years ago by the state “to promote, finance and support affordable housing opportunities and related services for New Hampshire families and individuals…” It is not… Read More »
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